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In 1678 , a tinker and itinerant preacher , in jail for his religious convictions , wrote The Pilgrim's Progress ; in 1719 , a failed haberdasher who had turned journalist and government spy wrote Robinson Crusoe , and , three years ...
In France , Montesquieu wrote his Lettres Persanes , and forty years later Goldsmith in England wrote The Citizen of the World ; both had the same intention , to show the West how it might appear to in an intelligent man from the world ...
He wrote , of the genesis of the Tietjens books : " I needed someone , some character , in lasting tribulation —with a permanent shackle and ball on his leg . ... A physical defect it could not be , for if I wrote about that character ...
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Remember when literary critics read books and wrote about them? No? Well, I do now. He got a few things wrong - what did these people ever see in H.G. Wells? In Meredith? That they should be put next ... Read full review
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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